Props by Paula Rego

Paula Rego exhibits a trio of recent props from her studio

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Discover a new dimension to Paula Rego's work with this exhibition of props from her studio. Rego’s handmade figures are the subject of many of her prints, drawings and pastels. This display offers a rare and intimate glimpse at her working practice – and a chance to create your own Rego-style drawings from life, with materials provided in the gallery. 

The three props on display were selected by Rego for the exhibition, and were made in 2014 with her model and long-time collaborator Lila Nunes. They have recently been used in the creation of a new series based on renowned Portuguese author José Maria de Eça de Queiroz's novel Cousin Bazilio.

We are also offering two very special guided drawing workshops with a clothed life model and additional objects – read more here.

Paula Rego's work can be seen alongside the lithographs of 19th century French satirist Honoré Daumier in our current major exhibition, Paula Rego/Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories.